Thursday, April 26, 2012

more PROM!

Crazy week!

Painting and cleaning over the weekend.
Funerals, funerals, and more funerals.
Delivery guy quit.
Friend to the rescue!
Sticky fingers...

Times change and you have to get with the program or stay behind.
Took a class...did experiments...liked the results.
Glue is the way to go, and so now I have sticky fingers.
Magnets replace pins, and lots of sparkly ribbon, wire, gems, and even feathers are hot additions.
Uff da...
But here are a few of the beauties!

So another Prom season comes to an end, just in time to gear up for Mother's Day.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

had enough?

Still hangin' on in April...


I'm so glad that I can walk through my garden each day!

Had enough?
Come and walk through my garden!
It looks like spring.  It smells like spring.

You're welcome any day...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

it ain't over 'til it's over...

25 days ago I was wearing flip flops
winter, or what we had of it, seemed to have taken an early leave
and for the first days of "spring", it was actually spring!
and then...
a snow day in the middle of April

o.m.g......only in northern Minnesota

schools closed from one end of the Iron Range to the other
I guess old Mother Nature decided winter wasn't over yet...

a quiet day in the shop - time to continue with the painting...

going from a taupe/brown color to a soft green

although the pictures don't do the color justice...

I like the way things are turning out...

I used a darker gray/green for an accent on the door trim

much more to do...but I think I'm about half way done.

Friday, April 13, 2012

everybody's workin' for the weekend...

and I, for one, am so glad it's here!

It's been a long week...
Tributes for loved ones
Fancy flowers for prom goers
and getting ready to do some more painting.

oh, and I think I need a little wine ♥

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Just a few of the beauties I am making for Prom!

I love seeing all the fun dresses the girls have now days!
some of them are so sweet ♥
most of them are so sparkly!
and many of them are downright risque...!

all of them so different from the gowns we wore back in my day!

(never was a long time ago...)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

stinky little things...

Several times a year the hoya blooms.....

stinky little things, they are...

gorgeous clusters of small pink blossoms
dripping with nectar

but they do not smell nice....

i received the plant from my dear friend Kae the year before she passed
she didn't like it
in fact, she wanted to kill it
it didn't do well for her...

it has flourished in my window
and several times a year it /she reminds me
that if you look past those things that are unpleasant
you will often find great beauty....

and that life continues
and flourishes
and blooms

even though, sometimes, it stinks

Thursday, April 5, 2012

only two more days to show your home a little love for the holiday  ♥

sweet spring centerpieces

gorgeous bloomers

a little something to greet your overnight guests

it's all here.....